Register a nick name on IRC

Maybe you want to get involved on an open-source project and want to open up some lines of communication via IRC. It wasn’t as straight forward as I hoped so here’s the 411 (how-to).

  • Install Pidgin
  • Add account.
  • Select server e.g. IRC freenode enter username and password
  • Tick checkbox next to account name to connect to server
  • Nick server window will open a window with the message that your username "is not a registered nickname."
  • In the input area at the bottom of window enter –
/msg nickserv register your_password your_email_address

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  • An email will be sent to your email accout to verify it.
  • Copy the command from verification email and paste it into the input window.

Why make it easy when it can be hard? (sarcasm).

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